Monday, February 28, 2011

The Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project is a collection of artists collecting each others art.

How to get Involved
All you have to do is send a sketch to this address.

Alan Myers
389 N. Madison
Lebanon Mo 65536

You can use standard artist trading cards available at any art & craft store & online or anything you have on hand. The back of a random business card, a post it, a piece of scrap paper. I ask that you keep the sketch size down around baseball card size 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
It's your sketch so draw whatever you like, in whatever medium. Color, black and white it's up to you.
Write your name address contact info and website on the back and we will post them on a facebook page and eventually a website.

Send your sketch in and you will receive a sketch from me, guaranteed. Plus the address of someone else who participated. Send that person a sketch and we will just keep it going.

Together we will create one big Sketchbook

Make Friends & Get Cool Art!

Twitter: @AlanMyers96

Friday, February 25, 2011


Friends and artists. I wanna make a trade.

Sketch for sketch. You send me a sketch card or just a regular sketch preferably around baseball card size 2.5" x 3.5 (sketch card, scrap paper, the back of some random business card anything will do) and i'll send you one back.

Not only will you get a sketch from me but you will receive the info of someone else who participated. Then you send them a sketch and we keep it going.

Sketch cards originally started out as makeshift business cards. Artists would make a sketch and write their pertinent info on the back. Made it less likely to be thrown away or lost cuz it was also a one of a kind piece of art.

So here is the deal. You can contact me via twitter, email or facebook or you can just send a sketch. If i receive one from you, you will get one from me plus the info of who to send your next sketch to. If you want a specific character or subject just let me know or slip a note in with the one you send. Remember, its called a sketch. You don't have to spend a lot of time on it. You don't have to color it, unless you want.

My address is

Alan Myers
389 N Masidon
Lebanon, Mo 65536

I have high hopes that you will participate, no hard feelings if you don't. So many of you are artists I admire.


Sketch Cards Submited & a Link

I submitted these as samples of my sketch card work. Im kinda nervous all i see are mistakes when I look at them. I figured if i waited til i loved them all i'd never submit any.

Here is a link to my sketchbook btw.

These are all there plus more.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


There is a new web comic on the internets.

Eric Merced an artist based in New England debuted his new web comic on Monday Feb 21, 2011.

Eric has worked for clients such as Zondervan Publishing where he currently draws the comic Time Flyz and Upper Deck where he has worked on Marvel Comic Properties like Iron Man 2 cards.
Eric has also done work for several independent comic publishers. One of which is Crashland studios where he is a founding member.

Eric's art style to me is a cross between Jeff Smith (Bone) and Stan Goldburg (Archie). His writing reminds me of the old Carl Barks stories I loved as a child and enjoy to this day.
Eric has done a couple other web comics in the past that really whetted my appetite for the debut of Ouch.
Ouch is the story of an Alien (Ouch himself) sent to invade Earth because humans had the audacity to downgrade his home planet of Pluto from planet, a source of apparent pride to Plutonians to dwarf planet.

Although the comic just started Monday, with promised Monday and Friday updates, I am sure it will be a great quality family friendly fun read.

You can check Ouch out at
You can see more of Eric's art as well as contact info and peeks at his past web comics at

Thanks for Reading


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Client Worries

I haven't written a blog in a while. Mainly I've been using this for my art. Even though you can see most of my art at

I got an email from a potential client here recently and it was a chance to do some work and possibly get more work from them.

However instead of sending me something that takes creativity or imagination they sent me basic "copy work"
Copy work is when a client shows you a picture of a design they like and they want a design exactly like it.
For instance one of the assignments was a url link to a shirt by another company that had an armadillo on it. The clients note to me was. We love this design but make it a fish.

So after doing 6 of those jobs for the client I get and email today saying that they really don't see anything that really jumps at them.

I replied and explained that I did exactly what I was asked. I then asked that they not give up on me just yet and that next week I would send them some real art.
Designs my way.

So now I have to really wow them if I want to make them a full client rather than a prospect customer.

Gonna take some finesse and a heck of a design.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New Sketch Cards

It's been a while, I have been busy. Recently got a day job, then my family moved (we are still unpacking).
I've been doing some freelance but really want to get more clients soon.

Also been trying to do some more sketch cards. Hoping to get some work doing that for kicks and giggles.

You can see them below